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    Wanted: good governance - protection of minorities and human rights in Northern Iraq

    Bonn International Center for Conversion, 2017
    Dealing with the aftermath of the current situation in northern Iraq requires a a mid-and a long-term strategy. Both have to recognize limitations that are due to the cyclical re-occurence of conflict and that mirror specific historical and socio-political circumstances.
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    Interrogating Decentralisation in Africa

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    This issue of the Open Access IDS Bulletin examines the impact of decentralisation at the local level through detailed case studies of five countries – Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. The issue deals with all three of the main aims for decentralisation reforms in Africa: improved service delivery, democracy and participation, and a reduction in central government expenditure.
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    South–South peacebuilding: lessons and insights from Turkey and South Africa’s support to fragile states

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Emerging actors, such as providers of South–South cooperation (SSC), are increasingly playing a role in peacebuilding, particularly in fragile states and conflict-affected areas. While there is much discussion on the role of emerging donors in sustainable development, there is little empirical evidence on their contribution to peacebuilding and state building.
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    Balancing coal mining and conservation in South-West Ethiopia

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Ethiopia is confronted by the challenges of a growing population and a diminishing natural resources base. The country’s economic growth has relied heavily on agriculture, but progress in this sector has been hampered by the lack of access to agricultural inputs like fertiliser.
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    Civil society’s role in shaping Zimbabwe’s diamond governance

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Zimbabwe confirmed that alluvial diamonds had been discovered in the Marange area in Mutare District in 2006. However, as in many otherAfrican countries, the promise diamond mining holds for economic growth has been eroded by a lack of transparency and accountability.
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    Indigenous participation in resource development: a paradigm shift

    Latin American Center for Rural Development, 2016
    Indigenous Peoples as a demographic are amongst the poorest and most marginalized on the planet. Many have been displaced and exist in territories where extreme conditions make sustainable economic development challenging, with infrastructure, water and energy costlyand unstable. Often, traditional ways of life are no longer able to get them out of the poverty which they face.
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    Ageing and the city: making urban spaces work for older people

    HelpAge International, 2016
    Today, more than half of the world’s population live in cities, with this proportion set to rise to two-thirds by 2050. The global population is also ageing rapidly, with the numbers of people aged over 60 set to pass the 1 billion mark over the next decade. A significant and growing number of the world’s urban residents are older people – more than 500 million.
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    The governance of basic education in the Eastern Cape

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2017
    The Eastern Cape province experienced extensive governmental re-organisation following South Africa’s 1994 democratic transition. This entailed significant structural consolidation in the provincial government, and the integration of a disparate set of political and administrative actors under the stewardship of the African National Congress (ANC).
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    Competitive clientelism and the politics of core public sector reform in Ghana

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2017
    lthough Ghana has implemented several donor -sponsored public sector reforms (PSRs) in an attempt to improve core areas of state functionality, the impact of such reforms remains generally disappointing.
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    The Bangladesh paradox: why has politics performed so well for development in Bangladesh?

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2017
    Bangladesh is widely seen as a ‘paradox’ in terms of governance and development because of the apparent imperfections of its political institutions and its leading players. It scores low/very low on many indicators of the quality of governance. It is close to the top of the global league table for corruption.

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